10 things the autism community wishes you knew

Just because we learn things differently, that doesn’t mean we have a lower IQ. ~an autistic teen

Just because they are nonverbal doesn’t mean they can’t hear and understand what is being said to them and around them. ~Donna R., a parent

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Some people look or act different. All people are human and deserve love. ~an autistic person on Instagram

I am not rude, I just don’t know how to communicate well. ~an autistic teen

I wish people understood that there is way more to these individuals than what you see. They are truly amazing with their own talents and a thinking process that is sometimes beyond what you can believe for anyone! ~Taleasa B., a parent

I’m no different than you. My brain may work differently, and that’s okay. ~an autistic person on Instagram

I hate the phrase 'He doesn't look like there is anything wrong with him.' Yes my son looks normal on the outside, but his brain doesn't process things like everyone else. ~Misty D., a parent

It's not one fits all. I have two autistic boys and they are completely different. ~Amanda F., a parent 

We just wanna be understood AND accepted! ~an autistic person on Instagram

Contrary to popular belief, I do have feelings and care for people. ~an autistic teen

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